Don't Know How To Start Eating Healthy? These 4 Tips Will Help You Immensely
In today's day and age, it's really difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially if you are not a fitness enthusiast. For a fitness enthusiast, his fitness is always his priority so he plans everything accordingly. But there are people, who, no matter how hard they try, can't maintain a healthy lifestyle. Call it their busy schedule or lack of motivation. They want to lose weight and get to a healthy lifestyle but don't know where to start. Here, we are offering you 4 tips as your starting point.
Tip 1 – Replace Half Of Your Plate With Non-Starchy Vegetables
Vegetables that contain starch are called starchy vegetables. Examples of starchy vegetables are potato, corn, beans etc. If you are overweight and want to lose weight, you want to focus on reducing your calories. Therefore, vegetables that contain starch should be avoided as they contain a high amount of calories in general. Instead, non-starchy vegetables like cabbage, carrots, eggplant, onion and radish etc should be consumed. This will also help you in curbing your appetite as non-starchy vegetables contain more fibre. If you replace half the contents in your food plate with non-starchy vegetables, it will help you a lot in reducing your daily calorie intake.
Tip 2 – Replace Refined Carbs With Unprocessed Carbs
Refined carbs are those which just add calories to your diet, not nutrition. A few examples of refined carbs are sugar and products that contain sugar like fruit juice concentrates, honey, pancakes, waffles and etc. They don't even have any fibre content so you feel hungry even after consuming them. Eventually, you end up eating more often and stay in a caloric surplus zone. If you keep in mind that you have to avoid refined and simple carbs no matter what, this will help you eliminate a lot of calories from your diet.
Tip 3 – Replace Regular Tea/Coffee with Green Tea/Black Coffee
Not only does tea and coffee act as antioxidants, they also help you in boosting metabolism. Now, the problem arises when someone who is a regular tea or coffee drinker and consumes around 8 to 10 cups daily. They usually consume it with milk and sugar, which increases the total calories in these drinks. A latte normally has over 200 calories in a single serving, whereas black coffee is caffeine minus these calories. So a smart choice will be to have tea or coffee without adding milk and sugar.
Tip 4 – Snack On Healthy Food Instead Of Handy Junk Food
When we feel hungry and want to munch on something, we generally choose unhealthy choices like biscuits, chips, sugary sodas, chocolates and other similar high sugar foods. These are the easy choices available at our home and at the nearest store. If you don't have them nearby, you will probably opt for a healthy and better option. For munchies, you could replace your wafers with dry fruits and biscuits with roasted grams and pulses which are nutritious.
Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of thewebsite where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him throughFacebook andYoutube.
Note- The article just lays down the properties of sprouts. For successful fat loss or muscle, you will need to align your calorie intake with your goal. Sprouts are one of the healthiest food items out there.
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